Written by Michael T. LeVasseur, PhD, MPH, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. LeVasseur has commented extensively in news stories about COVID-19. […]
No matter who is in elected office, from time to time, citizens may agree or disagree with specific policies, positions, action or inaction, but public trust in our elected representatives is at a mere 17 […]
Advances in screening and treatments for a broad range of chronic diseases have led to improvements in health, yet many lack access to such care – leading researchers, health care providers and public health agencies on a long, collective mission to find out why.
Environmental disasters, mass violence, disease outbreaks, and other dangers to health and safety keep cities in constant planning mode. Now, thanks to a public health risk assessment tool (PHRAT) developed at Drexel, Philadelphia and other […]
Faculty from the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health explain how health professionals can intervene and advocate against vaping and e-cigarettes.
The world is changing. More than 70 million people – 2.3 million more than in 2017 – are currently displaced as a result of conflict, violence, and other factors, according to a United Nations report […]
With cases of measles spreading across the country and an increasing number of parents not wanting to vaccinate their children due to religious or philosophical beliefs, more states are expected to debate legislation on whether […]
If you live in a county with “dirtier air” or high-levels of air pollution you have an increased risk of dying from a stroke and a shorter life expectancy, according to a new study that […]
In one of the less contentious moments of President Trump’s State of the Union address, he announced a strategy to stop the spread of HIV in the United States by 2030. Though few details of […]
Earlier this month, the acting chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disbanded a panel of experts charged with reviewing microscopic airborne pollutants known to cause respiratory disease, The New York Times first reported. […]